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Taubmans Ultra Enamel

Taubmans Ultra Enamel

Oil Based, Water Based
2.9 from 9 reviews

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  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Still going after 15 years


I fancied black kitchen cupboard doors and heard enamel was the hardest wearing option. Despite being a novice, I mostly got a brilliant finish. Any not so good bits were my own doing. This was 15 years ago and there has only been a few small chips in all of that time. It is difficult to keep clean as black shows the grime easily.

Purchased in November 2005 for $200.00.

Value for Money
Painted SurfacePreviously painted and Wood
Finish Quality
Ease of Application


IvyTea tree gully, Sa

  • 6 reviews

I really liked thecoverage of this compared to a water based paint.


I decided to use an oil based paint this time instead of the water based I usually use to paint my kitchen cupboards. It was suggested I would get a better finish, and I did. It was easy to apply with good coverage and rather than be patchy as water based paints can be, it was wonderful to apply. I did bot mind the washup up either as rollers are really cheap tobuy now, and can be thrown away after one use.
I have decided that from now on I will always use Taubmans Ultra enamel.

Date PurchasedDec 2017


  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Forget Negative Press- Use it yourself ,You will find it great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I chose Taubmans Ultra Enamel as i have used their Timbertop (great product ),even though i read the negative reviews above. I wasn't disappointed. Using,dark colour called charcoal to cover an oil based primer that is white, i thought it would have poor coverage. Totally the opposite, great coverage,easy to apply and i was using a cheap brush. Not streaky at all. I will use again and recommend. I will do a 2nd coat but it doesn't need it.

Date PurchasedNov 2017


Terrible Finish


Doesn't cover well and leaves a very high gloss in places but doesn't stick evenly elsewhere.
Shows every blemish in the timber. Would never use again. I find myself going over it several times to fix places where the gloss either didn't stick or wasn't thick enough. After talking to others found I am not the only one having problems. Will swap to Dulux from now on.

Date PurchasedMay 2017

This product is terrible


This product is impossible to get a smooth finish i have been a proffesional painter for over ten years and never in that time have i had so much trouble getting a flat finish used foam roller which i always do the orange peel affect is what you get no matter how much you thin very dissapointed and now i have a very unhappy customer and now its going to cost me money and time sanding doors back honestly want my money back will be sticking with haymes never had problems with that also this product is false advertising it says smooth finish but orange peel affect is not smooth at all! And it by the looks of other reveiws im not the only one who has had this problem

Date PurchasedJul 2017

Dulux SUX

Dulux SUX

  • 2 reviews

Excellent, I will keep using this


Goes on excellent, Great finish with brush or roller, easy to apply, stores well, lasts and lasts and lasts even in high traffic areas, doors, architraves and skirting boards, Bathroom painted 5 years ago still looks excellent.
Extremely happy with this product, easy to work with and a great long lasting finish every time.


SwillyPakenham Upper

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Bubbling Enamel Paint






Terrible paint, do not flow at all. Applied this with mohair roller an per the directions, left a orange peel finish, I then applied using a paint brush as I would normally do with enamel paint, the brush marks left when applying stayed until dry, paint do not flow at all.
Don't waste your money, plenty of better (and cheaper) alternatives out there.

South fly

South flyAU

  • 4 reviews

Smooth finish impossible


I recently tried the taubmans ultra enamel (oil base) in the semi gloss. First attempt was unthinned and the finish had a terrible orange peel effect. Even after thinning it to the max as suggested from their service person and using both foam and mohair rollers, a smooth finish is impossible.

I have also used the gloss version of this paint and have never had this problem, the gloss version flows nicely even unthinned with foam roller and a nice smooth finish achieved.
Now I have 4l can of rubbish that I don't know what to do with

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